AICPA and Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants to Launch Inaugural Summit

Accounting and Finance Thought Leaders Featured at Joint Event in Caribbean This Fall

July 18, 2017

NEW YORK (July 18, 2017) – The American Institute of CPAs and the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants (CIIPA) will hold their first joint summit in the Caribbean this fall.

The event will run from Nov. 15-17, 2017, at the Marriott Grand Cayman Beach Resort in the Cayman Islands. The summit is designed for accounting and finance professionals, particularly CIIPA members, public accounting staff in the Cayman Islands and the Caribbean, as well as AICPA members doing business in the region.

“This conference is a centerpiece of our efforts to showcase emerging issues and best practices for the accounting profession in the Caribbean region,” said Sheree Ebanks, chief executive of CIIPA. “It combines the global reach of the AICPA with the local influence of CIIPA, with an agenda that will reflect those diverse strengths.”

Speakers include:

The summit is the product of a larger agreement between the AICPA and CIIPA to share AICPA resources on professional development and organization building. That collaboration was announced last year.

“The summit serves as a focal point for the closer relationship we’re building with our colleagues in the Cayman Islands, and we think this collaboration will have benefits for both our organizations and our members,” said Jim Knafo, CPA, CGMA, the AICPA’s director of global alliances.

Reporters who wish to attend the summit, either onsite or remotely, can contact Jeff May,, for press credentials. For more information about the summit or to register, please visit